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assad's tanks and helicopters and fighter jets. >> that takes some talking. the former nato sprum allied commander is supporting the campaign and to the right is kristen silverberg, am bass tor to the union. before today, mitt romney had not specifically called for arming the rebels and this country is really not too keen on it and nor are they too opposed, it seems. if you look at it, 48% favor doing so. 47% oppose doing so, but this is new from mitt romney. but how are we supposed to know who the good guys are, who the bad guys are and is he suggesting for a moment that america send the guns? >> no, what governor romney outline ed today was a plan to work with the region, turkey, the saudis, to make sure they have a weapons they need. the two things we hear, first from the opposition groups themselves, that they don't have the weapons they need to overthrow assad and second from our partners in the region, that they feel constrained by u.s. policy from doing things to support the rebels. and that's really a disaster for us. one because we're allowing a slaughter to continue. 30,000 civ
of arming the syrians, finding those syrian moderates, those pro-western rebels fighting bashar al assad, that may be a new strategy on the part of romney as opposed to the obama administration which has been totally reluctant to arm any of the rebels in syria fearing those weapons could wind up in the hands of the so-called terrorist, the bad guys, if you will. that's a clear differentiation, but i think from the american political perspective, there's no great desire to get involved militarily on the ground or in the air for that matter in syria or elsewhere. >> all right. well, thank you very much. appreciate it. of course, we're fwog bring in fareed zakaria to talk about this. fareed in new york. of course, you were watching this as well, and one of the points that you brought up is that these two leaders, these two men really see eye to eye on a lot of foreign policy issues. the only one that we really heard that was different was what you had actually talked about and that was romney's stance on arming the syrian rebels. how does the united states go about doing that, because we kn
that they obtain the arms they need to defeat assad's tanks and helicopters and fighter jets. iran is sending arms to assad because they know his downfall would be a strategic defeat for him. we should be working no less vigorously through our international partners to support the many syrians who would deliver that defeat to iran, whether sitting on the sidelines. it is essential that we develop influence with those forces in syria that will one day lead a country that sits at the heart of the middle east. >> mitt romney is saying, arm the rebels. again, the question being how well do we know them, how do we know which rebels we should be arming, that's the question for you. >> the wording there is interesting. he's not saying i believe the united states should arm the rebels, he's saying we want to make sure that they obtain rebels with the help of our partners and some would argue, look, the vetting of these rebel groups is being done already by the obama administration. there are reports of a cia presence there at the border already trying to figure out who is who, who is friendly who is not s
bashar al assad and says the president's strained relationship with israeli prime minister benjamin n netanyahu has emboldened enemies like iran. calling it intractable, monday he said he would work to resolve it. >> finally i'll recommit america to the goal of the democratic palestinian state, living side by side in peace and security with the jewish state of israel. >> reporter: romney has some momentum. another thing he has going for him is enthusiasm among his supporters. in that pew poll, you mentioned a fascinating thing in there, measuring how strongly your supporters are in your camp. in june and july, that number was in the 30s. today it's at 67%, a key indicator, or can be, of voter turnout. norah, charlie? >> thank you very much, jan. rudy giuliani, former mayor of new york, ran in 2008. in support of governor romney now, pleased to have you. >> charlie, good to be with you. >> when you look at this foreign policy speech, there was lots of criticism of president obama but few specifics, whether he would do something really different in terms of putting arms in syria or troo
arming the rebellion against syrian president bashar al-assad and he said the president's restrained relationship between benjamin netanyahu has emboldened adversaries like iran. romney offered a different take on the palestinian conflict. monday he indicated he would work to resolve it. >> finally, i'll recommit america to the goal of a democratic prosperous palestinian state living side by side in peace and security with the jewish state of israel. >> reporter: now, romney's got momentum, but there's another thing he's got, and that is enthusiasm among his supporters. in that pew poll that you mentioned, norah, listen to this statistic. back in june and july, among romney's supporters, it was in the 30s of people who strongly supported him. now today, that number of strongly support is 67%. >>> rudy giuliani ran for the republican nomination in 2008 and is a supporter of governor romney. pleased to have you, mr. mayor. >> charlie, good to be with you. >> when you look at this foreign policy speech, there were lots of criticisms of president obama, but few specifics as jan just poin
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